Lonely Planet announces Trips, a mobile app for travelers

Travel media company Lonely Planet has introduced a new mobile app called Trips by Lonely Planet. The app provides modern travelers with a simple and intuitive way to share their travel experiences by uploading content directly from their camera roll, and create stories to describe their adventures.   On the app,…

Visa goes into mobile payments via QR Codes

Visa has launched a new payment system, called mVisa, which enables mobile payments between merchants and customers.   The system is based primarily on QR codes, but it also works with numerical codes for future phones. When making a purchase with mVisa, a consumer uses a smartphone to scan a QR…

Prepare to bid farewell to Microsoft Paint

If you were a child in the nineties, you probably were on your computer for the sole purpose of getting on Microsoft Paint. Sadly, the iconic graphics tool that defined some of our earliest computer experiences will be omitted from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The newly-deprecated tool first existed as…

Tencent opens its credit rating system

Tencent has opened its credit scoring system to limited group users on QQ, WeChat’s older sibling.   This marks a big step forward for Tencent:  not only does this fill in a glaring gap in their product lineup, it also puts them in direct competition with Alibaba’s Sesame Credit.   According…

Top 5 Must Have PHP frameworks in 2017

  “PHP is one of the most accessible and easiest Web programming languages available”, said Josh Lockhart who is a web developer and a well-known author at new Media Campaigns. PHP is the stand-out and famous web programming language amongst all other because of its characteristics. It allows building the easiest…

Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus solution worldwide

Eugene Kaspersky, the Chief Executive Officer of Russia-based cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, recently announced the global availability of a free lightweight antivirus solution, called Kaspersky Free, on his official blog.     It goes without saying that the features of Kaspersky Free won’t be as comprehensive as Kaspersky’s paid-for solutions, such as Kaspersky Internet…

55 billion messages are sent through WhatsApp daily

WhatsApp has reached another milestone this year – one billion people are using WhatsApp everyday.   The latest milestone comes more than a year after WhatsApp shared that one billion people used its instant messaging app every month, which has now grown to 1.3 billion monthly active users. It also revealed other interesting figures such as:…

Malaysian Red Crescent Society launches First Aid app with Prudence Foundation

In preparation of the upcoming SEA Games 2017, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) has launched its first ever First Aid app for mobile devices.   The app was developed and made in partnership with the Prudence Foundation, as well as with the support from the International Federation of Red Cross…

Apple’s paper packaging for its products will soon be completely sustainable

Apple has long been known for their efforts in producing smartly designed products complete with minimalist packaging, but have you heard about their efforts at environmental conservation? The tech giant has just recently had about 320,000 acres of working forest in China certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as being “responsibly managed”.   This…

Quarterly iPad sales see first year-over-year growth since 2013

  Apple just released its quarterly earnings report and it is safe to say that the company has had a stellar second quarter of 2017.   Some key figures: US$45.4 billion in revenue, US$8.7 billion in profit, 41 million iPhones sold, and 4.29 million Macs sold.   However, one of…